Purchasing Academic Books
Students are individually responsible for ordering and purchasing their own academic textbooks.
Once you’re happy with your confirmed courses, start ordering books! This is very important in order to keep pace with classes when they begin.
Incoming students (including exchange students) will meet their personal Tutor during your Introduction Week at UCU. At this meeting you will be informed which courses you are assigned to. After this…
- Check Osiris for your confirmed courses (consult your tutor if in doubt)
- See the Course Planner for required and recommended reading.
- Students expecting delays in receiving books should notify their academic instructors as soon as possible.
You are free to choose any supplier you want, such as:
For deliveries to the UCU campus that fit in mailbox, enter your own address…
Your full name,
Maupertuusplein 1-[your mailbox number]
3584 EE Utrecht
Packages (so mail that does not fit in a mailbox) delivered to UCU can usually be collected from College Hall reception. If you order a package, please write down the following address:
3584 ED Utrecht
In the beginning of the semester, packages containing books should instead be collected from Jazzman's lounge upstairs in the corner of Dining Hall. You will be notified by email as soon as a book has arrived for you. Collections can be made from 18:30-20:00 on Mondays, Wednesday and Fridays. ID is required.
The specific dates during which this special procedure takes place will be announced at a later time.
Special registered deliveries, and those clearly not containing books, can be collected from College Hall Reception in the usual way.
You can buy books second hand in different ways. For example, google “tweedehands studieboeken” (second-hand study books) and you will find numerous stores that offer second-hand books. Keep in mind you will have to pay shipping fees.
The Academic Student Council continues to promote and facilitate second-hand book sales through www.ucbooks.nl. Everyone is invited to buy and sell their books via this platform.
Please contact the Academic Student Council with any questions at firstname.lastname@example.org